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MScStatistics and Econometrics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £14,500 per year
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Specialised statistical methods are hugely important in dealing with particular problems of economic data. For instance, time series econometrics provides methods for analysing the dynamic processes that are often found in macroeconomics, while other techniques are required for analysing the stock market and other financial data.

Econometrics can be described as the application of statistics in an economic context so this course will interest you if your first degree included some training in both statistics and economics.

You study topics including:

- Methods of linear regression and hypothesis testing
- Bayesian statistical modelling and methods
- Actuarial modelling and time series models
- Applied statistics
- Game theory

Our Department of Mathematical Sciences has an international reputation in many areas including semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology.

You are also taught within our Department of Economics, who are rated consistently highly for student satisfaction and are Top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of their research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (REF 2014).

Programme structure

Year 1

Modelling Experimental Data (optional)
Statistical Methods (optional)
Stochastic Processes (optional)
Applied Statistics (optional)
Bayesian Computational Statistics (optional)
Research Methods
Mathematics of Portfolios (optional)
Financial Derivatives (optional)
Partial Differential Equations (optional)
Econometric Methods (optional)
Economics of Financial Markets (optional)
Game Theory and Applications (optional)
Time Series Econometrics (optional)
Panel Data Methods (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates are sought after by employers in banking, investment and forecasting, local government and other fields.

We also offer supervision for PhD, MPhil and MSc by Dissertation. We have an international reputation in many areas such as semi-group theory, optimisation, probability, applied statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical biology, and our staff are strongly committed to research and to the promotion of graduate activities.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States